Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Here's how the cricketers spent their day on social media platforms.

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

‘#Cricketisback’ was trending all over Twitter as England and West Indies braced the field to kick-off international cricket amid COVID-19 pandemic. The historic Test series marked the return of international cricket of 117 days.

Despite the delay in the toss and the play due to rain, the excitement of fans didn’t diminish by a bit. All cricket fanatics including players were excited to set the ball rolling amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Many former and current players expressed their excitement towards the resumption of cricket. The England-West Indies Test series could emerge as a blueprint for future post-coronavirus world matches and tours. India internationals like RP Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma expressed their excitement to witness the return of international cricket.

The world also witnessed significant changes to the sport as the Test was played according to interim ICC rules which also includes the much-debated saliva ban. Furthermore, players of England and West Indies maintained social distancing and also showed solidarity towards ‘BlackLivesMatter’ by kneeling before the day’s play.

Meanwhile, wishes poured in for Sourav Ganguly, who celebrated his 48th birthday on July 8. A plethora of cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli extended birthday wishes to ‘Dada’. Ganguly, known for his fearless captaincy, was regarded as a trendsetter in Indian cricket.

It was Ganguly who was credited for the evolution of a new-age Indian side, comprising players like Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, and Harbhajan Singh. He was also the most successful Indian Test captain overseas with a total of 11 victories.

Ganguly even led India to the finals of 2000 Champions Trophy, won the 2002 Natwest Trophy, won the 2002 Champions trophy. Ganguly even led the side to 2003 World Cup final, only to suffer a defeat at the hands of Australia.

1. Irfan Pathan welcomes international cricket amid COVID-19 debacle

2. Siddharth Kaul extends birthday wishes to Sourav Ganguly

3. Rohit Sharma can’t wait to brace the field for playing international cricket

4. RP Singh expresses his excitement to witness international cricket

5. Ravichandran Ashwin wishes luck to England and West Indies

6. Royal Challengers Bangalore reminisce Yuzvendra Chahal’s IPL debut

7. Ricky Ponting excited to have Test cricket back

8. Akshar Patel wishes birthday to Sourav Ganguly

9. Michael Vaughan is delighted to see the game back

10. Prithvi Shaw extends birthday wishes to ‘mentor’ Sourav Ganguly

11. Russel Arnold reminisces on-field memory with Sourav Ganguly

12. Virender Sehwag shares a throwback picture with Ganguly on his birthday

13. Virat Kohli extends birthday wishes to Sourav Ganguly

14. Mithali Raj wishes Sourav Ganguly a very happy birthday

15. Sachin Tendulkar shares birthday wishes to ‘Dadi’ Sourav Ganguly